Macon (6-3, 180), who is coming off a freshman season at Holmes, Miss., Community College where he was named a first-team Junior College All-American, committed to Arkansas via Instagram on Tuesday afternoon.
"I can truly say this is dream come true," Macon said. "I just felt so comfortable with the players and coaches at Arkansas. I have played with a lot of these players before and I am looking forward to doing that again. Not a lot of people get a chance to experience this and I feel really blessed."
Macon, who averaged 23 points last season to finish sixth in scoring in the juco ranks, did so after taking an unofficial visit to see head coach Mike Anderson's Razorback program on Monday.
Macon chose Arkansas over offers from Memphis, Ole Miss and Mississippi State and had just started getting interest from Kentucky, Louisville and Tennessee among others.
WPS!!!! ??. God has blessed me man! He really has. I have committed to the UofA ! Call the hogs ?????? pic.twitter.com/141kPwV4GM— D4 (@YoD4__) June 16, 2015
“I just felt so at home up here,” Macon said. “It is just the relationship that I have with the coaches that is so good that makes me feel so comfortable.”
He was 214-of-460 from the field (46.5) last season, 79-of-214 from 3-point range (36.9 percent) and 230-of-260 from the free throw line, a percentage of 88.2 that left him fourth in the country in that category.
"I can say that I even surprised myself, but it was about putting in the work when nobody was looking," Macon said. "It can't be when it is just practice time for everybody. If you want to be great, you have to work more and harder than everybody else."
It’s not just his ability on the court that sold Arkansas on Macon, who notes assistant coach Melvin Watkins made sure he knew that.
“He said what he really loved about me is that when I am out the game, I am still rooting on my teammates and encouraging them so he knows I am a good teammate as well,” Macon said.
Macon becomes the first of what is likely to be a five or six member 2016 class for the Razorbacks, who obviously would love to land Bentonville's Malik Monk (6-4, 190), one of the nation's top prospects.
"I am going to talk to all those guys we are trying to get," Macon said. "I already talk to Malik two or three times a week. If we can get him and have the two of us in the backcourt with the team we will have, we could be headed back to the Elite Eight or the Final Four."